Bent Kettle's Thwack! Entered in HopCat IPA Competition | Madison WI

Once again, Bent Kettle Brewing has been invited to participate in the HopCat March Madness IPA craft beer competition.
By: Bent Kettle Brewing
Mark and Jim - Bent Kettle Founders
Mark and Jim - Bent Kettle Founders
MADISON, Wis. - March 9, 2017 - PRLog -- HopCat March Hop Madness: 8 Beers, 3 Weeks, 1 Champion. HopCat IPA Craft Beer Competition to be held in Madison, WI., March 16, 2017 to April 1, 2017

HopCat urges local Madison craft beer lovers to come in and support their favorite breweries as these hoppy brews go head to head each Thursday through Saturday, beginning Thursday, March 16th and ending Saturday, April 1st.

HopCat's choice in Bent Kettle craft brews is not made lightly. HopCat was named "Best Beer Bar in Wisconsin" by readers. High accolades such as this title is won and maintained by careful selection of craft brews offered in their establishment. Beyond that, they say on their About Us page that they've "been on an unending quest to ensure that our beer selection is the best in the world."

Contenders include: Bent Kettle Thwack!, Karben4 Fantasy Factory, Ale Asylum Hopalicious, Potosi Snake Hollow, Ballast Point Sculpin, 3 Sheeps Really Cool Waterslides, Great Lakes Commodore Perry and Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. See their event page here:

Bent Kettle's Thwack, an American IPA, will be up against some stiff competition as they compete against a rival brew that narrowly beat them in a previous year. Bent Kettle spokesman Mark Cook seems confident they will win this year.

Cook explains, "This new batch of Thwack! has been improved with double the amount of dry hopping, just in time for competition. The first round begins on Thursday, March 16th, 2017.  So we'd like to ask you, our fans, for your help and support in achieving victory. How do you do that?  It's easy.  Simply go buy our Thwack! at HopCat during the competition. What could be easier and more fun, right?"

Whether they win or lose, Bent Kettle craft beer fans can still win. They are encouraged to bring their Hop Cat receipts indicating Thwack purchases into Bent Kettle's taproom and they will take $1 off pints and/or 50 cents off a 10 ounce pour for each pint purchased at Hop Cat. Learn more about the HopCat March Madness craft beer IPA competition here:

Bent Kettle fans are bent on their craft brews, including Robin Shepard writing for Beer Buzz from Isthmus Magazine. He says, "Mark Cook and Jim Jorgenson started Bent Kettle Brewing in May 2015. Two weeks ago they opened their downtown Fort Atkinson taproom at 10 S. Water St. in an 1886 building on the south bank of the Rock River.

The taproom has eight to 10 beers on tap, including brewery favorites Insolence IPA and the smoked IPA Thwack. The taproom is also an outlet for some of Cook's more limited beers, which he still makes on a 20-gallon homebrew system.

As of last weekend, among those small-batch treats were his brandy barrel-aged Belgian dubbel called Occam's Razor and a trial batch of the IIPA called Velvet Lips. The taproom is open 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays."

"Bent" describes their craft beer recipes: non-conformist, irreverent, experimental and artisan; using non-traditional ingredients in traditional beers while following traditional craft beer guidelines to ensure safety and quality in our brews. Their new chocolate coconut craft brew K'Paui shows they are living up to their company vision of bringing unique flavors of great tasting craft beer to the world.

Company: Bent Kettle Brewing
Contact: Mark Cook
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Phone: (920) 390-9038
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Location:Madison - Wisconsin - United States
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